Fifth and sixth grade students at Fairgrieve gave thought to their futures at the school’s first ever Career Day.
" data-medium-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BOCES-at-Fairgrieve-college-fair-300x301.jpg" data-large-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BOCES-at-Fairgrieve-college-fair-460x461.jpg" class="size-medium wp-image-146463" src="http://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BOCES-at-Fairgrieve-college-fair-300x301.jpg" alt="Students Dakota Gardener (left), Noah Allen and Ethan Abelgore speak with Oswego County BOCES counselor Scott Henry about industry certifications for automotive repair during Fairgrieve’s college fair." width="300" height="301" srcset="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BOCES-at-Fairgrieve-college-fair-300x301.jpg 300w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BOCES-at-Fairgrieve-college-fair-150x150.jpg 150w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BOCES-at-Fairgrieve-college-fair-460x461.jpg 460w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BOCES-at-Fairgrieve-college-fair-298x300.jpg 298w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Students Dakota Gardener (left), Noah Allen and Ethan Abelgore speak with Oswego County BOCES counselor Scott Henry about industry certifications for automotive repair during Fairgrieve’s college fair.
The event was organized by school home liaison Ariana Suhr and math teacher Kristine Kaufman.
Speakers representing 11 different career fields, from financial advisers to first responders, prepared 40-minute classroom presentations.
The special guests outlined a day in a life in their profession, and answered questions about schooling needed and potential earnings.
Students were allowed to select three sessions, and were paired based on their interests.
Each fifth and sixth grader were given a college fair passport and event T-shirt.
The passports guided the students in asking the presenters questions.
Completed passports were put into a drawing for a chance to win one of 40 donated college T-shirts.
Career Day finished in the cafeteria with a college fair.
Representatives from SUNY Oswego, Oswego County BOCES, Cayuga Community College, Niagara County Community College, Crouse Hospital College of Nursing and Bryant and Stratton were in attendance.